Even though there are some well know actors in this the acting is stiff. The dialog is contrived. A large part of the film is made up stock footage of people skiing. The Pace is quite slow and the beast never really appears on screen.
Overall pretty poor.
June 19, 2016 Subject:
This movie made me really miss snow. Watching the skiers ski and navigate the fields of white was so zen...until the MONSTER shows up. Good piece of fun, rather bad quality for the time, but I looked past that. Now I'm going to go stick my head in the freezer and reminisce about snow as it's been years since I've seen it.
August 8, 2012 Subject:
I have vivid memories of seeing this when I was far younger than I am now. The scene in the school hall / gym and what is seen being the main memory for me.
It is great to be able to re-watch this film now. It might be somewhat cheesy, but it's still a great little film.
April 14, 2012 Subject:
Entertaining ... just
Not a bad film. Not a great film, either.
But what a spunk that snowbeast turned out to be!
Ladies (and some agents), you wouldn't mind if he left his boots under your bed, would you?
Reminds me of Murder, She Wrote episode Snow White, Blood Red and I don't know why.
I read that Sylvia Sidney sued for 100 million dollars due to an injury sustained during the 'panic' scene - or was that a dream I had?
March 18, 2012 Subject:
gotta love it....Juno, the afterlife case worker from Beetlejuice....
most dramtic line:
"The crown! The crown!!
too funny....not a bad way to spend 85 minutes...
April 27, 2011 Subject:
The copyright notice worried me, until I tried to figure out what year MCMLXXVIL was :)
Plodding script, sleepwalking actors, and a smart director wisely unwilling to give a clear look at the cheesey monster suit. Could be worse. Could have been "Battlefield Earth" that messed up their copyright notice and ended up on the Archive.
February 14, 2010 Subject:
Snowbeast clawed its way into my heart
Although the plot breaks down in the last 20-30 minutes with some unintentional hilarity I loved this movie for its sheer audacity. Sometimes you just have to let great art wash over you.
If you are a skier, you have to try to sit through this movie. Love the neon one pc ski outfits, long straight skis and mighty fine 77 female cast. Filmed in Crested Butte, Colorado, which remains to this day, the last bastion of granola, weed and steep and deep. Having landed there in the late 70s, season pass in hand, it was fun seeing the terrain shots in this flick. For sure in 77 there where more deadheads in the Butte than disco oriented culture as represented in this movie.
I don't know if there where any other feature films shot at Crested Butte, so for that alone 2 stars.
December 6, 2009 Subject:
How Do You Kill A Snowbeast?
This is mostly appalling. People start disappearing out on the ski slopes and rumour has it that there is some kind of monster out there. As usual with this type of flim there is not enough in the main story to sustain a whole film so they stick in incredibly interesting sub plots like the menage a trois between the resort owner, the washed up former olympic skiing goldmedalist, and his wife (ex lover of the resort owner). Cue nothing very interesting other than the historical interest of the 70's macho era (think MASH). My favourite bits are when 4 of them go off to kill the beast and the wife suggests she take part in look out duties, to sceptical looks from the 3 men. She then stands her ground by insisting she play an equal role before offerring to cook dinner. I also loved the bit where the woman whose car breaks down just as the beast is coming thinks that by honking her horn she will cause a diversion, like the beast will be tricked into thinking it has parked inconsiderately and go away. Oh yes, and to answer my original question, you use a wooden stake on a vampire and a silver bullet on a werewolf, so what do you use on the abominable snowperson? If you can't guess you'll just have to watch the film.
October 28, 2009 Subject:
I remember this one
I remember this made for tv movie. It has one of my favorite actors in a small part---Clint Walker.
I hope we can get more of this kind of movie.
September 28, 2009 Subject:
In a lame JAWS ripoff that takes place on land!
Written by the screenwriter responsible for Hitchcock's PSYCHO!
And, did I forget to mention?, BO freaking SVENSON!
Watch it. Love it. Sacrifice your poodle to it. Snowbeast.
September 22, 2009 Subject: